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D.C. Says Votes Aligned for Gay Marriage Bill


Society & Culture  (tags: Gay Marriage, closer, legalization, rights )

Lone
- 1925 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The District is poised once again to become the battleground for a divisive social issue as the D.C. Council moves a step closer to legalizing same-sex marriage, an action that could force Congress and White House to take sides in the debate.



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Jean M. (143)
Friday September 11, 2009, 4:27 pm
This is an outrage, the people of California voted this matter down and now there are some who choose to go against the will of the people. It has gotten to the point that going to the voting booth means nothing. When politicians decided they want something done they just do it. Voters be damned.
 

mary f. (181)
Friday September 11, 2009, 4:32 pm
noted
 

Margaret F. (117)
Friday September 11, 2009, 7:11 pm
Marriage is about love not gender! Thanks Terry.
 

Rhonda Maness (583)
Friday September 11, 2009, 8:45 pm
Thanks Terry
 

. (0)
Saturday September 12, 2009, 8:54 am
Thannxxx. I must admit I don't agree with gay marriage, but they need to finalise these issues so that it may now be put to bed...
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 12, 2009, 11:04 am
Democracy shouldn't give the majority to oppress a minority.

Get your religion out of my life
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 12, 2009, 11:04 am
the right to the majority*
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 12, 2009, 11:06 am
not to mention the article is about D.C. not Cali!!!

sorry for the serial posting
 

Jean M. (143)
Saturday September 12, 2009, 12:31 pm
I understand the the article is about D.C. and not California, but it should be noted that no matter how the people vote the politicians will do what they want anyway. The people who decide that a gay lifestyle is for them have that right but it should not be forced down the throat of the majority.
 

Dee C. (23)
Saturday September 12, 2009, 1:50 pm
I hope it is finally passed in favor of the many gay couples out there who have waited so long and wish to be married..

No one has to agree with it if it is not your personally choice..And I do not see how it is pushed down anyone's throat..Unless one makes it personal..

Live and let live..We are all different in our choices..and that difference does not make one or the other right or wrong or better than anyone else..Its sad you see this so often with so many things..Just let people be who and what they are..They are not hurting anyone..nor are they pushing anything in anyone face..
Yet I see so much intolerance and hate pushed in theirs..

Thanks Terry..
Noted..

 

linda long (62)
Saturday September 12, 2009, 10:09 pm
this is sick god didnt make adam and steve
 

Dee C. (23)
Saturday September 12, 2009, 10:26 pm
Linda..if you truly believe in a God..he certainly did create and make ALL..

And are you then suggesting that your God is not a loving God..but rather a judgmental homophobic God..

I think that is not only sick..but shameful..and wrong..
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 15, 2009, 5:17 am
sorry for the typos written on my phone
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 15, 2009, 5:43 am
Further I have yet to hear ANYWHERE a legitimate, civil argument against gay marriage. All such arguments against the tax banefits that would go towards gay couples are effecivly an argument against all marriage as society would expieriance the same economic stabalizing effect and social benefits from gay marriage as from straight marriage.

All arguments are so far religous, and only lend credence to the fact arguments against gay marriage are invalide in determing government recognition of any marriages, as not all straight marriages are religous.

finally to prevent someone from marrying is a deprivation of liberty where as living in a society that allows varying forms of beliefs, marriages, and unions has not been shown to cause significant deprivation of liberty... ever.

grow up and learn to accept the constitution into your life, or is Jesus taking up all the space?
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 15, 2009, 6:58 am
Also, though on principal this is beside the point, according to washington dc's city paper, gay marriage is what the voters want with 65 percent in favor of marriages. (www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/citydesk/2009/09/10/d-c-gay-marriage-polling-some-thoughts/)

also as a side point if you are offended by my anti-christian stance, that's ok. The constitution ensures my views willl never be made into public policy that can affect your beliefs (and I mean actually affect you -in the real world- not a fantasy world where other peoples marriages have anything to do with your liberty.)
 
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